REV. H. P. CURRY, minister and farmer, and one of the religious workers and well-to-do citizens of Menard Co.; P.O. Petersburg; he was born in Green Co., Ky., Sept. 18,1824, and is the son of George and Mary (Wilcox) Curry; his parents migrated from Kentucky in 1827, settling near where he now lives; his father had made farming his principal business through life; he died Sept. 5, 1876; he had acquired a good property, and raised a family of eleven children; his mother still survives at the age of 78 years. Henry P. has been actively engaged in the work of the ministry for thirty-nine years; he began at the early age of 17; now preaches for four churches; also superintends his farm of 200 acres. He married Miss Nancy B., daughter of John and Martha Minor, of Boone Co., Mo.; they were joined in marriage Sept. 17, 1844, and have a family of seven children. Rev. Mr. Curry is one of the oldest Baptist ministers of Central Illinois, well known and respected.